The Arab Reform Index
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  ALGERIA 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Score 0.6018 0.6068 0.6111 0.6119
Gender Gap Input 1.00 1.05 1.09 1.10
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Input 1.00 1.05 1.09 1.10
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.03 1.05 1.05
Heritage Score 57.3 61 57.7 58.1 53.2 55.7 55.4 56.2 56.6 56.9
Heritage Input 1.00 1.37 1.04 1.08 0.59 0.84 0.81 0.89 0.93 0.96
Transparency Score 2.6 2.7 2.8 3.1 3 3.2 2.8
Transparency Ranking 88 97 97 84 99 92 111
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 33.83 33.10 38.99 48.47 45.00 48.89 38.33
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.98 1.15 1.43 1.33 1.44 1.13
Transparency Input* 1.08 1.06 1.23 1.51 1.41 1.52 1.21
Heritage Input 1.00 1.37 1.04 1.08 0.59 0.84 0.81 0.89 0.93 0.96
Transparency Input 1.08 1.06 1.23 1.51 1.41 1.52 1.21
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.37 1.04 1.08 0.82 1.04 1.16 1.15 1.23 1.09
* The Transparency Input is an adjusted ratio for all countries. To account for the nonexistence of Transparency data from 2000-2002, the Transparency Input is set as equal to the Heritage Input in 2003 and all subsequent change is calculated relative to that value instead of the usual 1.00.
  BAHRAIN 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 13 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.3 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.3
Gender Gap Score 0.5894 0.5931 0.5927 0.6136
Gender Gap Input 1.45 1.49 1.48 1.69
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.30 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.30
Gender Gap Input 1.45 1.49 1.48 1.69
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.30 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.45 1.47 1.47 1.50
Heritage Score 75 75.6 76.3 75.1 71.2 71.6 71.2 72.2 74.8 76.3
Heritage Input 1.00 1.06 1.13 1.01 0.62 0.66 0.62 0.72 0.98 1.13
Transparency Score 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.7 5 5.4 5.1
Transparency Ranking 27 34 36 36 46 43 46
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 79.70 76.55 77.36 77.91 74.44 76.11 74.44
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.96 0.97 0.98 0.93 0.95 0.93
Transparency Input 1.01 0.97 0.98 0.99 0.94 0.96 0.94
Heritage Input 1.00 1.06 1.13 1.01 0.62 0.66 0.62 0.72 0.98 1.13
Transparency Input 1.01 0.97 0.98 0.99 0.94 0.96 0.94
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.06 1.13 1.01 0.80 0.82 0.80 0.83 0.97 1.04
  EGYPT 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Score 0.5786 0.5809 0.5832 0.5862
Gender Gap Input 1.00 1.02 1.05 1.08
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Input 1.00 1.02 1.05 1.08
Combined Political Reform 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.04
Heritage Score 51.5 54.1 55.3 55.5 55.8 53.2 54.4 58.5 58.0 59.0
Heritage Input 1.00 1.26 1.38 1.40 1.43 1.17 1.29 1.70 1.65 1.75
Transparency Score 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.3 2.9 2.8 2.8
Transparency Ranking 70 77 70 70 105 115 111
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 47.37 46.90 55.97 57.06 41.67 36.11 38.33
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.99 1.18 1.20 0.88 0.76 0.81
Transparency Input 1.40 1.39 1.58 1.60 1.28 1.16 1.21
Heritage Input 1.00 1.26 1.38 1.40 1.43 1.17 1.29 1.70 1.65 1.75
Transparency Input 1.40 1.39 1.58 1.60 1.28 1.16 1.21
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.26 1.38 1.40 1.41 1.38 1.45 1.49 1.41 1.48
  IRAQ 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 14 14 14 12 12 12 11 12 12 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.45 1.30 1.30 1.45
Gender Gap Score
Gender Gap Input
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.45 1.30 1.30 1.45
Gender Gap Input
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.45 1.30 1.30 1.45
Heritage Score
Heritage Input
Transparency Score 2.2 2.1 2.2 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.5
Transparency Ranking 113 129 137 160 178 178 176
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 15.04 11.03 13.84 1.84 1.11 1.11 2.22
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.73 0.92 0.12 0.07 0.07 0.15
Transparency Input 1.00 0.73 0.92 0.12 0.07 0.07 0.15
Heritage Input
Transparency Input 1.00 0.73 0.92 0.12 0.07 0.07 0.15
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.73 0.92 0.12 0.07 0.07 0.15
  JORDAN 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 8 10 11 10 9 9 9 9 10 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.70 0.55 0.70 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.70 0.55
Gender Gap Score 0.6109 0.6203 0.6275 0.6182
Gender Gap Input 0.85 0.94 1.02 0.92
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.70 0.55 0.70 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.70 0.55
Gender Gap Input 0.85 0.94 1.02 0.92
Combined Political Reform 1.00 0.70 0.55 0.70 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.90 0.86 0.74
Heritage Score 68.3 66.2 65.3 66.1 66.7 63.7 64.5 64.1 65.4 66.1
Heritage Input 1.00 0.79 0.70 0.78 0.84 0.54 0.62 0.58 0.71 0.78
Transparency Score 4.6 5.3 5.7 5.3 4.7 5.1 5
Transparency Ranking 43 37 37 40 53 47 49
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 67.67 74.48 76.73 75.46 70.56 73.89 72.78
Transparency Ratio 1.00 1.10 1.13 1.12 1.04 1.09 1.08
Transparency Input 0.78 0.88 0.91 0.90 0.82 0.87 0.86
Heritage Input 1.00 0.79 0.70 0.78 0.84 0.54 0.62 0.58 0.71 0.78
Transparency Input 0.78 0.88 0.91 0.90 0.82 0.87 0.86
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.79 0.70 0.78 0.86 0.73 0.76 0.70 0.79 0.82
  KUWAIT 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15
Gender Gap Score 0.6341 0.6409 0.6358 0.6356
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.22 1.17 1.17
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.22 1.17 1.17
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.18 1.16 1.16
Heritage Score 68.2 65.4 66.7 63.6 64.6 66.5 66.4 68.1 65.6 67.7
Heritage Input 1.00 0.72 0.85 0.54 0.64 0.83 0.82 0.99 0.74 0.95
Transparency Score 5.3 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.3 4.3 4.1
Transparency Ranking 35 44 45 46 60 65 66
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 73.68 69.66 71.70 71.78 66.67 63.89 63.33
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.95 0.97 0.97 0.90 0.87 0.86
Transparency Input 0.54 0.49 0.51 0.51 0.44 0.41 0.40
Heritage Input 1.00 0.72 0.85 0.54 0.64 0.83 0.82 0.99 0.74 0.95
Transparency Input 0.54 0.49 0.51 0.51 0.44 0.41 0.40
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.72 0.85 0.54 0.56 0.67 0.67 0.72 0.57 0.67
  LEBANON 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 11 11 11 11 9 9 9 9 8
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.45
Gender Gap Score
Gender Gap Input
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.45
Gender Gap Input
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.30 1.45
Heritage Score 61 57.1 56.7 56.9 57.2 57.5 60.4 60 58.1 59.5
Heritage Input 1.00 0.61 0.57 0.59 0.62 0.65 0.94 0.90 0.71 0.85
Transparency Score 3 2.7 3.1 3.6 3 3 2.5
Transparency Ranking 78 97 83 63 99 102 130
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 41.35 33.10 47.80 61.35 45.00 43.33 27.78
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.80 1.16 1.48 1.09 1.05 0.67
Transparency Input 0.59 0.39 0.75 1.07 0.68 0.64 0.26
Heritage Input 1.00 0.61 0.57 0.59 0.62 0.65 0.94 0.90 0.71 0.85
Transparency Input 0.59 0.39 0.75 1.07 0.68 0.64 0.26
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.61 0.57 0.59 0.51 0.70 1.01 0.79 0.67 0.56
  LIBYA 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Score
Gender Gap Input
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Input
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Heritage Score 34 35.4 34.6 31.5 32.8 33.2 37 38.7 43.5 40.2
Heritage Input 1.00 1.14 1.06 0.75 0.88 0.92 1.30 1.47 1.95 1.62
Transparency Score 2.1 2.5 2.5 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.5
Transparency Ranking 118 108 117 105 131 126 130
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 11.28 25.52 26.42 35.58 27.22 30.00 27.78
Transparency Ratio 1.00 2.26 2.34 3.16 2.41 2.66 2.46
Transparency Input 0.75 2.01 2.09 2.91 2.16 2.41 2.21
Heritage Input 1.00 1.14 1.06 0.75 0.88 0.92 1.30 1.47 1.95 1.62
Transparency Input 0.75 2.01 2.09 2.91 2.16 2.41 2.21
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.14 1.06 0.75 1.45 1.51 2.10 1.82 2.18 1.92
  MAURITANIA 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 10 10 11 11 10 9 8 11 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.30 1.45 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Score 0.5835 0.6022 0.6117 0.6103
Gender Gap Input 1.30 1.49 1.58 1.57
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.30 1.45 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Input 1.30 1.49 1.58 1.57
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.30 1.47 1.29 1.28
Heritage Score 48.5 52.5 59 61.8 59.4 55.7 53.6 55.2 53.9 52.0
Heritage Input 1.00 1.40 2.05 2.33 2.09 1.72 1.51 1.67 1.54 1.35
Transparency Score 3.1 2.6 2.8 2.5
Transparency Ranking 84 123 115 130
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 48.47 31.67 36.11 27.78
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.65 0.75 0.57
Transparency Input 1.51 1.16 1.26 1.08
Heritage Input 1.00 1.40 2.05 2.33 2.09 1.72 1.51 1.67 1.54 1.35
Transparency Input 1.51 1.16 1.26 1.08
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.40 2.05 2.33 2.09 1.72 1.51 1.42 1.40 1.22
  MOROCCO 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 9 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Score 0.5827 0.5676 0.5757 0.5926
Gender Gap Input 1.00 0.85 0.93 1.10
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Input 1.00 0.85 0.93 1.10
Combined Political Reform 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.92 0.97 1.05
Heritage Score 63.9 59 57.8 56.7 52.2 51.5 56.4 55.6 57.7 59.2
Heritage Input 1.00 0.51 0.39 0.28 0.00 0.00 0.25 0.17 0.38 0.53
Transparency Score 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.3
Transparency Ranking 70 77 78 79 72 80 89
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 47.37 46.90 50.94 51.53 60.00 55.56 50.56
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.99 1.08 1.09 1.27 1.17 1.07
Transparency Input 0.28 0.27 0.36 0.37 0.55 0.45 0.35
Heritage Input 1.00 0.51 0.39 0.28 0.00 0.00 0.25 0.17 0.38 0.53
Transparency Input 0.28 0.27 0.36 0.37 0.55 0.45 0.35
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.51 0.39 0.28 0.14 0.18 0.31 0.36 0.42 0.44
  OMAN 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Score 0.5903 0.596 0.5938
Gender Gap Input 1.00 1.06 1.04
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Input 1.00 1.06 1.04
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.03 1.02
Heritage Score 67.7 64 64.6 66.9 66.5 63.7 65.8 67.3 67 67.7
Heritage Input 1.00 0.63 0.69 0.92 0.88 0.60 0.81 0.96 0.93 1.00
Transparency Score 6.3 6.1 6.3 5.4 4.7 5.5 5.5
Transparency Ranking 26 29 28 39 53 41 39
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 80.45 80.00 82.39 76.07 70.56 77.22 78.33
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.99 1.02 0.95 0.88 0.96 0.97
Transparency Input 0.92 0.91 0.94 0.87 0.80 0.88 0.89
Heritage Input 1.00 0.63 0.69 0.92 0.88 0.60 0.81 0.96 0.93 1.00
Transparency Input 0.92 0.91 0.94 0.87 0.80 0.88 0.89
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.63 0.69 0.92 0.90 0.77 0.84 0.88 0.90 0.95
  PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 12
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.00 1.00 0.85
Gender Gap Score
Gender Gap Input
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.00 1.00 0.85
Gender Gap Input
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.00 1.00 0.85
Heritage Score
Heritage Input
Transparency Score 3 2.5 2.6
Transparency Ranking 78 108 107
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159
Transparency Percentile 41.35 25.52 32.70
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.62 0.79
Transparency Input 1.00 0.62 0.79
Heritage Input
Transparency Input 1.00 0.62 0.79
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.62 0.79
  QATAR 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15
Gender Gap Score 0.6041 0.5948 0.5907
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.06 1.02
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.06 1.02
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.10 1.08
Heritage Score 60 61.9 65.9 66.5 63.5 62.4 62.9 62.2 65.8 69
Heritage Input 1.00 1.19 1.59 1.65 1.35 1.24 1.29 1.22 1.58 1.90
Transparency Score 5.6 5.2 5.9 6 6 6.5 7
Transparency Ranking 32 38 32 32 32 28 22
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 75.94 73.79 79.87 80.37 82.22 84.44 87.78
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.97 1.05 1.06 1.08 1.11 1.16
Transparency Input 1.65 1.62 1.70 1.71 1.73 1.76 1.81
Heritage Input 1.00 1.19 1.59 1.65 1.35 1.24 1.29 1.22 1.58 1.90
Transparency Input 1.65 1.62 1.70 1.71 1.73 1.76 1.81
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.19 1.59 1.65 1.49 1.47 1.50 1.48 1.67 1.85
  SAUDI ARABIA 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15
Gender Gap Score 0.5242 0.5647 0.5537 0.5651
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.56 1.45 1.56
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.56 1.45 1.56
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.35 1.30 1.35
Heritage Score 62.2 65.3 63.2 60.4 63 63 60.9 62.6 64.3 64.1
Heritage Input 1.00 1.31 1.10 0.82 1.08 1.08 0.87 1.04 1.21 1.19
Transparency Score 4.5 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.5 4.3
Transparency Ranking 46 71 70 70 79 80 63
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 65.41 51.03 55.97 57.06 56.11 55.56 65.00
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.78 0.86 0.87 0.86 0.85 0.99
Transparency Input 0.82 0.60 0.68 0.69 0.68 0.67 0.81
Heritage Input 1.00 1.31 1.10 0.82 1.08 1.08 0.87 1.04 1.21 1.19
Transparency Input 0.82 0.60 0.68 0.69 0.68 0.67 0.81
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.31 1.10 0.82 0.84 0.88 0.78 0.86 0.94 1.00
  SOMALIA 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85
Gender Gap Score
Gender Gap Input
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85
Gender Gap Input
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85
Heritage Score
Heritage Input
Transparency Score 2.1 1.4 1 1.1
Transparency Ranking 144 179 180 180
Total Countries Ranked 158 179 180 180
Transparency Percentile 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00
Transparency Ratio
Transparency Input
Heritage Input
Transparency Input
Combined Economic Reform
  SUDAN 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Score
Gender Gap Input
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Input
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Heritage Score 47.2
Heritage Input
Transparency Score 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.8 1.6 1.5
Transparency Ranking 106 122 144 156 172 173 176
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 20.30 15.86 9.43 4.29 4.44 3.89 2.22
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.78 0.46 0.21 0.22 0.19 0.11
Transparency Input 1.00 0.78 0.46 0.21 0.22 0.19 0.11
Heritage Input
Transparency Input 1.00 0.78 0.46 0.21 0.22 0.19 0.11
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.78 0.46 0.21 0.22 0.19 0.11
  SYRIA 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15
Gender Gap Score 0.6216 0.6181 0.6072
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.12 1.01
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.12 1.01
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.13 1.08
Heritage Score 36.6 36.3 41.3 40.6 46.3 51.2 48.3 47.2 51.3 49.4
Heritage Input 1.00 0.97 1.47 1.40 1.97 2.46 2.17 2.06 2.47 2.28
Transparency Score 3.4 3.4 3.4 2.9 2.4 2.1 2.6
Transparency Ranking 66 71 70 93 138 147 126
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 50.38 51.03 55.97 42.94 23.33 18.33 30.00
Transparency Ratio 1.00 1.01 1.11 0.85 0.46 0.36 0.60
Transparency Input 1.40 1.41 1.51 1.25 0.86 0.76 1.00
Heritage Input 1.00 0.97 1.47 1.40 1.97 2.46 2.17 2.06 2.47 2.28
Transparency Input 1.40 1.41 1.51 1.25 0.86 0.76 1.00
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.97 1.47 1.40 1.69 1.99 1.71 1.46 1.62 1.64
  TUNISIA 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85
Gender Gap Score 0.6288 0.6283 0.6295 0.6233
Gender Gap Input 1.00 0.99 1.01 0.94
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85
Gender Gap Input 1.00 0.99 1.01 0.94
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.92 0.93 0.90
Heritage Score 60.8 60.2 58.1 58.4 55.4 57.5 60.3 60.1 58 58.9
Heritage Input 1.00 0.94 0.73 0.76 0.46 0.67 0.95 0.93 0.72 0.81
Transparency Score 4.9 5 4.9 4.6 4.2 4.4 4.2
Transparency Ranking 39 39 43 51 61 62 65
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 70.68 73.10 72.96 68.71 66.11 65.56 63.89
Transparency Ratio 1.00 1.03 1.03 0.97 0.94 0.93 0.90
Transparency Input 0.76 0.79 0.79 0.73 0.70 0.69 0.66
Heritage Input 1.00 0.94 0.73 0.76 0.46 0.67 0.95 0.93 0.72 0.81
Transparency Input 0.76 0.79 0.79 0.73 0.70 0.69 0.66
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.94 0.73 0.76 0.63 0.73 0.84 0.81 0.70 0.74
  UAE 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 11 11 12 12 12 11 11 11 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Score 0.5919 0.6184 0.622 0.6198
Gender Gap Input 1.00 1.27 1.30 1.28
Freedom House Input 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gender Gap Input 1.00 1.27 1.30 1.28
Combined Political Reform 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.85 0.85 0.85 1.00 1.13 1.15 1.14
Heritage Score 74.9 73.6 73.4 67.2 65.2 62.2 62.6 62.6 64.7 67.3
Heritage Input 1.00 0.87 0.85 0.23 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.24
Transparency Score 5.2 6.1 6.2 6.2 5.7 5.9 6.5
Transparency Ranking 37 29 30 31 34 35 30
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 72.18 80.00 81.13 80.98 81.11 80.56 83.33
Transparency Ratio 1.00 1.11 1.12 1.12 1.12 1.12 1.15
Transparency Input 0.23 0.34 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.38
Heritage Input 1.00 0.87 0.85 0.23 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.24
Transparency Input 0.23 0.34 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.35 0.38
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 0.87 0.85 0.23 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.17 0.31
  YEMEN 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 11
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.85 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.00
Gender Gap Score 0.4595 0.451 0.4664 0.4609
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.07 1.22 1.16
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.85 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.00
Gender Gap Input 1.15 1.07 1.22 1.16
Combined Political Reform 1.00 0.85 1.00 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.11 1.18 1.08
Heritage Score 44.3 48.6 50.3 50.5 53.8 52.6 54.1 53.8 56.9 54.4
Heritage Input 1.00 1.43 1.60 1.62 1.95 1.83 1.98 1.95 2.26 2.01
Transparency Score 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.1
Transparency Ranking 88 112 103 111 131 141 154
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 33.83 22.76 35.22 31.90 27.22 21.67 14.44
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.67 1.04 0.94 0.80 0.64 0.43
Transparency Input 1.62 1.29 1.66 1.56 1.42 1.26 1.05
Heritage Input 1.00 1.43 1.60 1.62 1.95 1.83 1.98 1.95 2.26 2.01
Transparency Input 1.62 1.29 1.66 1.56 1.42 1.26 1.05
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.43 1.60 1.62 1.62 1.75 1.77 1.69 1.76 1.53
  ARAB AVERAGE
(averaging of scores)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009  
Freedom House Score 11.65 11.75 11.7 11.6 11.4 11.15 10.9 11.05 11.25 11.35
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.99 0.99 1.01 1.04 1.08 1.11 1.09 1.06 1.05
Gender Gap Score 0.5805 0.5922 0.5942 0.5949
Gender Gap Input 1.11 1.23 1.25 1.26
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.99 0.99 1.01 1.04 1.08 1.11 1.09 1.06 1.05
Gender Gap Input 1.11 1.23 1.25 1.26
Combined Political Reform 1.00 0.99 0.99 1.01 1.04 1.08 1.11 1.16 1.15 1.15
Heritage Score 57.73 58.51 59.14 58.49 57.93 57.58 58.39 59.03 60.10 60.48
Heritage Input 1.00 1.08 1.14 1.08 1.02 0.98 1.07 1.13 1.24 1.28
Transparency Score 3.91 3.80 3.84 3.87 3.42 3.52 3.52
Transparency Ranking 64.44 73.28 77.42 75.00 97.11 97.37 99.63
Total Countries Ranked 133 145 159 163 180 180 180
Transparency Percentile 51.55 49.46 51.31 53.99 46.05 45.91 44.65
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.96 1.00 1.05 0.89 0.89 0.87
Transparency Input 1.08 1.04 1.07 1.12 0.97 0.97 0.94
Heritage Input 1.00 1.08 1.14 1.08 1.02 0.98 1.07 1.13 1.24 1.28
Transparency Input 1.08 1.04 1.07 1.12 0.97 0.97 0.94
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.08 1.14 1.08 1.03 1.03 1.09 1.05 1.10 1.11
  ARAB AVERAGE
(averaging of ratios)
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009   0
Freedom House Input 1.00 0.99 0.99 1.01 1.04 1.08 1.11 1.09 1.06 1.05
Gender Gap Input 1.10 1.16 1.18 1.19
Combined Political Reform 1.00 0.99 0.99 1.01 1.04 1.08 1.10 1.12 1.12 1.12
Heritage Input 1.00 1.01 1.08 1.01 0.94 0.94 1.01 1.08 1.17 1.21
Transparency Ratio 1.00 0.99 1.08 1.08 0.94 0.94 0.89
Transparency Input* 1.01 0.99 1.09 1.09 0.95 0.95 0.90
Combined Economic Reform 1.00 1.01 1.08 1.01 0.97 1.04 1.06 0.99 1.02 1.00
* The limited Transparency data available for Somalia is excluded.